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CS/SB 4: Public Records and Meetings

PUBLIC RECORDS/GENERAL BILL by Governmental Oversight and Accountability ; Ethics and Elections

Public Records and Meetings; Creating an exemption from public records requirements for written referrals and related records held by the Commission on Ethics, the Governor, the Department of Law Enforcement, or a state attorney; creating an exemption for records relating to a preliminary investigation held by the Commission on Ethics; creating an exemption from public meetings requirements for portions of proceedings of the Commission on Ethics in which the referrals are discussed or acted upon; providing for future repeal and legislative review of the exemption under the Open Government Sunset Review Act, etc.

Effective Date: 5/1/2013
Last Action: 5/16/2013 - Chapter No. 2013-38, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 2 (Ch. 2013-36)
Location: Became Law
Bill Text: Web Page | PDF
Senate Committee References:
  1. Governmental Oversight and Accountability (GO)
  2. Rules (RC)



Bill History

Date Chamber Action
1/23/2013 Senate SPB 7008 submitted as a committee bill (SB 4) by Ethics and Elections
• Filed
1/24/2013 Senate • Referred to Governmental Oversight and Accountability; Rules -SJ 9
1/28/2013 Senate • On Committee agenda-- Governmental Oversight and Accountability, 02/06/13, 3:00 pm, 412 Knott Building
2/6/2013 Senate • CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability; YEAS 8 NAYS 0 -SJ 114
2/8/2013 Senate • Pending reference review under Rule 4.7(2) - (Committee Substitute)
2/11/2013 Senate • Now in Rules -SJ 114
• On Committee agenda-- Rules, 02/19/13, 4:00 pm, 110 Senate Office Building
2/19/2013 Senate • Favorable by- Rules; YEAS 13 NAYS 0 -SJ 113
2/20/2013 Senate • Placed on Calendar, on 2nd reading -SJ 113
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 03/05/13
3/5/2013 Senate • Introduced -SJ 8,9
• CS by Governmental Oversight and Accountability read 1st time -SJ 105
• Read 2nd time -SJ 8
• Read 3rd time -SJ 8
• CS passed; YEAS 40 NAYS 0 -SJ 8
• Immediately certified -SJ 8
3/5/2013 House • In Messages
4/22/2013 House • Referred to Calendar -HJ 693
• Received -HJ 693
• Placed on Special Order Calendar, 04/24/13
4/24/2013 House • Substituted for HB 7133 -HJ 760
• Read 2nd time -HJ 760
• Read 3rd time -HJ 760
• CS passed; YEAS 112 NAYS 1 -HJ 760
4/24/2013 Senate • Ordered enrolled -SJ 591
5/7/2013 • Signed by Officers and presented to Governor
5/15/2013 • Approved by Governor
5/16/2013 • Chapter No. 2013-38, companion bill(s) passed, see CS/SB 2 (Ch. 2013-36)